- Anime fans are making a “sacred pilgrimage” across Japan.
- Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, “Suzume no Tojimari,” follows the protagonist across Japan.
- Here’s what the 7 locations in “Suzume” look like in real life.
Anime movies and TV shows have inspired fans around the world to make a “sacred pilgrimage” to Japan, where many of the locations mentioned in the story are located, according to The Japan Times.
Since Japan lifted its Covid-19 border controls, fans have been heading to recent hits like “First Slam Dunk” and “Suzume no Tojimari,” according to The Japan Times.
“Cool Plum Vine” is the latest box office blockbuster of the famous director Makoto Shinkai. Shinkai, known for “Your Name” and “Weathering With You,” has been nominated for numerous awards. In 2016, according to IMDb, he won the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animation for Your Name.
“Suzume no Tojimari” is also wildly popular worldwide, grossing more than $320 million worldwide, according to Crunchyroll.
A coming-of-age story about two protagonists, Suzume and Sota, who travel across Japan on a dangerous mission to save their country from supernatural forces.
Their journey began on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu and traveled north to Ehime, Kobe, Tokyo, and finally Miyagi, 187 miles north of Tokyo.
Here you can find seven locations from “Suzume no Tojimari” in real life.
WARNING: If you haven’t seen “Suzume no Tojimari,” there are a few spoilers ahead